Let's give a big round of applause to the electronic component that made our current computer revolution possible: the transistor. Here's an advertisement from RCA touting the benefits of solid state transistor technology from a time when it was still novel. 55 years later, we'd be cramming 300 million of these onto a single piece of silicon smaller than a penny. And Microsoft Word still runs slowly.
Discussion topic of the week: What was your first computer's CPU clock speed?
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